Date: August 18, 2007

Green in contention at Wyndham

Australian Nathan Green is just two strokes off the lead at a low-scoring Wyndham Championship at Greensboro. An American trio of Jeff Overton (65 67), John Huston (66 66) and Steve Marino (65 67) produced solid rounds on the second day to take the lead from compatriot Will MacKenzie who held it after the first round through a superb eight-under 64. But, as MacKenzie dropped down the leaderboard, several other players took their chance to move forward as five players ended the round tied for fourth, just one stroke behind the three leaders at 11-under. One stroke further back is Green and American Steve Wheatcroft, who have both completed rounds of 68 and 66 to be tied for ninth at 10-under and certainly in contention to take the title over the weekend. Green produced a brilliantly solid round on the second day at Greensboro, posting seven birdies and one bogey to be the best of the Australasian contingent, although several Aussies are not far behind. Mark Hensby (67 70) had a poor start to his round but eventually recorded five birdies to be seven-under overall alongside compatriot John Senden (67 70) who posted two late bogeys to slip down the field. Jarrod Lyle&aposs (69 69) bogey on the 18th prevented him being up with Hensby and Senden and instead the Aussie is alongside Paul Gow (68 70) at six-under overall. Both those players are one-stroke ahead of a large group at five under which consists of Stephen Leaney, Matthew Goggin, Peter Lonard and Steve Allan. Of all those players, it was Allan who was the most up and down with his even-par round including an eagle, four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. Allan, though, was fortunate to make the cut which claimed the unlucky Andrew Buckle at four-under overall, while Gavin Coles, Michael Sim and New Zealand&aposs Phil Tataurangi, Grant Waite and Craig Perks will also not be continuing into the third day at Greensboro. Second Round of the Wyndham Championship, (Par 72): -12 Jeff Overton 65 67, John Huston 66 66, Steve Marino 65 67 -11 Carl Pettersson 66 67, Tim Petrovic 68 65, Greg Kraft 66 67, Craig Kanada 68 65, Anders Hansen 69 64 -10 Steve Wheatcroft 68 66, Nathan Green (Australia) 68 66 -9 Jason Gore 67 68, Alex Cejka 68 67, Charlie Wi 68 67, Michael Putnam 67 68, Shigeki Maruyama 66 69, John Merrick 66 69, Todd Hamilton 66 69, Will MacKenzie 64 71, Kevin Stadler 68 67, Charles Warren 68 67 also: -7 Mark Hensby (Australia) 67 70, John Senden (Australia) 67 70 -6 Paul Gow (Australia) 68 70, Jarrod Lyle (Australia) 69 69 -5 Steve Allan (Australia) 67 72, Stephen Leaney (Australia) 69 70, Mathew Goggin (Australia) 69 70, Peter Lonard (Australia) 70 69 missed cut: -4 Phil Tataurangi (New Zealand) 70 70 -1 Gavin Coles (Australia) 73 70, Andrew Buckle (Australia) 69 71 2 Michael Sim (Australia) 74 72 10 Grant Waite (New Zealand) 72 82 16 Craig Perks (New Zealand) 80 80